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Washington D.C. may consider allowing 16-year-olds vote for president

KDVR 31 News

WASHINGTON — The mayor of Washington, D.C., and a majority of the council are voicing support for letting 16-year-olds vote for president.

Local media report that the measure would lower the voting age from 18 for both federal and local elections.  

Council approval would make the nation’s capital the first municipality to allow minors to vote in presidential contests, and the first major city to allow them to vote in local races. The Washington Post editorial board is in favor.

A similar measure went nowhere when council member Charles Allen proposed it in 2015, but adults are changing their minds as young people nationwide mobilize for gun controls.

It was another youth movement, against the Vietnam War, that pushed for the 26th constitutional amendment that lowered the national voting age to 18.

Washington D.C. may consider allowing 16-year-olds vote for president

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One Response to Washington D.C. may consider allowing 16-year-olds vote for president

  1. Martist says:

    Comparing antiwar sentiment to anti-Second Article is beyond ridiculous. Being against BOTH is what being an American is.

    Go ahead and let anyone in the world “vote” here. It doesn’t matter in a banana republic. Voting is for traitors when you know(and there’s MORE than enough proof of THAT) that it’s controlled by an illegally occupying enemy govt. You give validity to a sham. If they’ll enslave, sicken, rob and murder you daily, you’re a f’tard if you believe they’ll listen to your “vote”. F’tard. More dog n pony to show you “they’re listening, and they care” bs. The children may believe it, but they recently learned how not to poop their pants and stopped believing in Santa Claus.

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